Tag Archives: Donald Miller

I know you are a leader by Andy Bondurant so lead well

I Know This About You

I Know This About You. I have a core philosophy on leadership. Are you ready? It’s not easy to comprehend. Okay, maybe it’s not so difficult…here it is. Everyone is a leader. You are a leader. If no one else, you are leading your family. Most likely you are leading beyond this. It could be […]

Ruth the most beautiful story in the world?

The Gift Giver and the Called.

Beautiful The story of Ruth is not just one of the most beautiful stories in the bible, but might be one of the most beautiful stories in all the world. Ruth is daughter-in-law to Naomi. Both Ruth and Naomi (along with another daughter-in-law) have lost their husbands. Naomi is living is a foreign land, so […]

Nothing great is accomplished with out a great obstacle - Donald Miller

Pain & Grace are unmerited favor

Renewed Perspective Monday I had the opportunity to teach a small class at a photography convention hosted in Kansas City. It was great to be back in that world. I met several new friends, and I had the opportunity to re-connect with a few old friends too. Reconnecting with these friends, I was reminded of where […]

Andy Bondurant understands uncomfortable

ATTACK: The Next Step

That uncomfortable place. A few years ago, Kia and I were walking through a really tough time. It was one of those periods of life when we found ourselves in that uncomfortable place. You know…you’ve been there before. It’s that place in life when you do know what you’re supposed to do. Am I supposed […]

Andy Bondurant in Jackson Wyoming with Jeff Woods

Big Story | Small World

Big Story I believe in living life to the full. Yeah, that’s pretty cliche. Maybe I read it on a scrapbooking website or something. Being completely honest, though, I believe it. I believe we all live life as a story, our story grafted into a much larger story. As a Christian, I believe the larger […]

What do you love to do? It might be your purpose.

Calm down. It’s just your purpose.

Stories about purpose make me happy. I don’t know if you saw this, only like a million people did on YouTube, but Pharrell cried on Oprah. First, yes, Oprah is still on TV (I didn’t realize it either). Second, Pharrell is a musical artist who’s been around for a while, but recently his song, “Happy” […]

we're here to make dents in the universe -Steve Jobs

Makin’ a Dent

We’re here to put a dent in the universe.  -Steve Jobs Making Dents This weekend, I started reading the book Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything by Tim Irwin (known for writing Run with the Bulls without getting Trampled).  Irwin says this in the opening chapter, We want to believe our lives count for something more […]

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Welcome to AndyBondurant.com

With a mix of fear and trembling and excitement and wonder, I launch my new blog. Welcome. Thank you for taking a look, checking-in and giving it a read. Possibly, you have read another blog I created The Collective. I’m sure you’re wondering, “Why here and not there?” You might also be wondering, “What are […]

10 things you definitely don’t know about me.

I was called out. My friend (via the internet world) Elizabeth Simmons called me out on her blog Out to Lunch… a couple of weeks ago. She describes this as a ‘meme’ “Memes” are cultural symbols and social ideas that spread virally. In the same way that a flu bug travels from person to person, memes travel through social […]

7 ways to find inspiration for your Word of the Year.

2012 Word of the Year In 2011, I began a Word of the Year challenge for myself. I shared a lot of what I learned right here on The Collective (see the summary of my lessons on Freedom). For 2012 I challenged you to join me in choosing one word to focus on in your […]